TREES, shrubs and flowers will be planted near a retirement development to enhance the quality of life for people.

A developer has teamed up with Thame Green Living on plans to create a new 'bio-diverse' area of land opposite the Yeats Lodge development on Greyhound Lane.

Prompted by support for the 'natural world' principles embraced in the Thame Green Living plan, Churchill Retirement Living will landscape and plant the area with a variety of native trees.

The aim is to create a habitat that will benefit local wildlife, treating nature with respect, and enhancing the area's appearance for people to enjoy.

Launched in August, this is a ten-year plan for a cleaner and greener Thame.

Backed by the town council, the Green Living Plan has been developed over a number of years with contributions from many individuals and local organisations.

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Explaining the goals of the plan', its founder Charles Boundy commented: "Our aim with the Green Living Plan is to protect and enhance quality of life for everyone locally in the things that really matter – our air, our water, our overall well-being and the natural world that surrounds us.

"We are delighted to see a developer like Churchill adopting the principles of the plan with its design for the land on Greyhound Lane, and we can’t wait to see the plans become a reality."

Churchill's commercial and construction director Barry Brown confirmed that the contribution will 'embrace' the Thame Green Living plan as the business looks to turn the land into an 'interesting and attractive space' for local people to enjoy all year round.

The new development is a collection of 41 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments, where the first owners are set to move in this December.

For further information on the Thame Green Living plan, visit